On Sunday, March 5th the University of Mississippi’s Music Department will hold it’s second annual “hUManities affair” fundraising event benefiting innovative and educational programs produced by the Living Music Resource™. To date, LMR™ has brought GRAMMY award winning composers, Broadway performers, and Metropolitan Opera artists to Oxford. As well as featuring MS artists and Ole Miss alumni. Current UM Music Majors work very closely with Professor Balach on all LMR related events and are integral to its success and vision. Balach calls them the Dream Team and they include: Faith Janicki, Hadassah Strong, Cody Arthur, Melanie Culhane, and Lacey Hindman.
The March 5th event will take place at The Lyric (4:30-6:30 pm) featuring Ole Miss alumna Mary Donnelly Haskell and her daughter Mary Lane Haskell, performing songs from the Great American Songbook with the Mississippians Jazz Ensemble led by Professor Michael Worthy. Additional performers will include Guy Hovis (The Lawrence Welk Show) and Professor Nancy Maria Balach.
Come enjoy and incredible evening of food and music!
Mary Donnelly Haskell is an alumna of the music department, a successful TV actress, has performed at the Kennedy Center, and sung at a presidential inauguration.
Mary Lane Haskell has performed at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein and Elaine Stritch, serves on the Great American Songbook board, and appears regularly on TV series and movies. Most recently, she was featured on NBC as Miss Moody in the Dolly Parton movie “Christmas of Many Colors.”